New Release Review | Lost by Carrie Aarons

Title: Lost
Author: Carrie Aarons
Series: Captive Heart, #1
Release Date: May 26, 2016
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 195
Format: eARC

We knew each other a lifetime ago. And then... 

We lost childhoods. We lost opportunities. We lost love. 

Fate is giving us another chance. But a chance at what? 

Because even though we’ve been brought back to each other under the worst of circumstances… 

We are still. So. Damn. Lost.

I’m excited to start reading this author’s backlist, because although this was my first book of hers, it truly won’t be my last. This book was refreshing and quite different from the usual stories I pick up. 

There was an unexpected reunion right off the bat. An encounter that I didn’t think the hero could ever bounce back from. It could’ve gone in many directions, yet as I sit here stewing over the final scene in this first installment, I don’t see how these characters could’ve better navigated it any other way. 

A put together, young woman and a junkie falling for one another. There must be some serious history there to make that happen and there definitely was. First impressions are everything, and the hero of this story did not make a good one. I was intrigued to see what he would do next and how our heroine would handle it. 

The flashbacks to the character’s childhood & teen lives were a necessity. While I would’ve liked to have seen a bit more interactions from the past, the scenes that made it into the novel displayed an unorthodox relationship. Neither person had a perfect life, yet that was exactly what they thought of each other. Tucker’s headspace was jaded and meek. And those flashbacks allowed me to get a sense of his thoughts and feelings which led him back to Charlotte.

Charlotte and Tucker were both well developed characters, with a lot of chemistry and a push and pull  relationship. Char was left with a broken heart, and despite Tucker’s cruel behavior, I could see he really wanted to mend things with her. I could feel his suffering from both his feelings toward her and his withdrawals. 

The cover was really deceiving. It is nothing like what the story is. I almost stayed away from it thinking it was another sexy book about a brooding a**hole. Lost is a second chance story of redemption and reconnection with intense pain and struggles. 

How will Charlotte & Tucker’s lives play out next? I’m on pins & needles waiting for Carrie Aarons to spill the details in the last installment of this duet. 


We found each other where no else could. 

Found a purpose. Found ourselves. Found love. 


But then life got in the way. 

Three years later and the people that we once were are nowhere to be found. 

Can our love survive everything we've put it through? 

Can we find a way back to each other... 


Author of romance novels such as Red Card and the Captive Heart Duet, Carrie Aarons writes sexy, swoony and sarcastic characters who won't get out of her head until she puts them down on a page.

Carrie has wanted to be an author since the first time she opened a book. She loves spinning tales that include dapper men, women with attitude, and the occasional hunky athlete.

When she isn't in what her husband calls a "writing coma", Carrie is freeing up her jam-packed DVR, starting her latest DIY project, or planning her next travel adventure. She lives in New Jersey with her husband, who is more than happy to watch sports while his wife plots love stories.